Honey Boo Boo child Alana Thompson wants to do more hollering, after her family is asking for a salary increase from network TLC for a second season of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.”
The 7-year-old, aka Honey Boo Boo, found fame after appearing on TLC’s “Toddlers & Tiaras,” a reality show that delves into the world of child pageants. Alana is known for her catchphrases, including “a dollar make me wanna holler honey boo boo child.”
Reuters Alana Thompson has become a national sensation, but childcare experts say all the attention is a recipe for disaster.
Alana Thompson has become a national sensation, but childcare experts say all the attention is a recipe for disaster.
Her “Toddlers & Tiaras” appearance led to the spinoff show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” which beat the Republican National Convention and GOP vice presidential nominee U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan’s , R-Wisc., speech in ratings. The show’s Sept. 13 episode pulled in a 2.1 rating, while the convention mustered a 1.3.
Alana and her family, who are all featured on the show, are asking for $10,000 an episode for a second season of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” which would more than double their current $4,000 an episode salary, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The trade publication said it is doubtful TLC will give the family $10,000 an episode, with $8,000 per show a more reasonable figure.
There’s not even a guarantee that there will be a second season of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.”
Eileen O’Neill, president of Discovery Communications, which owns TLC, told The Hollywood Reporter that “no final decision has been made” on renewing the show, although she said it is likely it will be picked up for Season 2.
With her “go-go juice” and outlandish behavior, Alana catapulted herself into stardom, with YouTube videos of the 7-year-old getting millions of views, whether it’s Honey Boo Boo thanking her gay fans or launching another catchphrase, “you better redneckognize!”
News of her family’s salary demands broke as Alana’s father, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, learned he would not need to get his leg amputated after an ATV accident.
Thompson, 40, went mud boggin’, or ATV riding in the mud, when his leg got infected after wiping out, according to TMZ.
The gossip website said Thompson won’t have to have the leg amputated, with doctors instead removing the infected tissue through surgery, according to Alana’s mother, June “Mama” Shannon.
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